Complaint to Ofcom Regarding The Great Global Warming Swindle

2. Complete Transcript and Rebuttal

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As explained in Comment 40, page 33, a reduction in emissions does not require a reduction in industrial production.

This was therefore a deeply misleading statement and an apparent attempt to mislead the viewer, presumably in order to reduce public support for taking action on climate change.]

(In breach of the 2003 Communications Act Section 265, Ofcom 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.11, 5.12)

[Paul Driessen, author: Green Power, Black Death]

My big concern with global warming is that the policies being pushed to supposedly prevent global warming are having a disastrous effect on the worlds poorest people.

[Comment 123: Here and in the subsequent commentary a string of interviewee and narrator statements, which taken together amount to a continuous narration, and which therefore are effectively an expression of the views of the narrator, make the verifiably false claim that policies such as the Kyoto Protocol are preventing the developing world from growing economically. This is a serious misrepresentation of the facts, in several different respects:


In fact, the only part of the Kyoto Protocols climate change policy that directly affects developing countries in any way at all is the section that provides for partial sponsorship of clean energy projects in developing nations, financed by developing countries through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). See for example Wikipedia:, which states that:

Governments are separated into two general categories: developed countries, referred to as Annex I countries (who have accepted GHG [greenhouse gas] emission reduction obligations and must submit an annual greenhouse gas inventory); and developing countries, referred to as Non-Annex I countries (who have no GHG emission reduction obligations but may participate in the Clean Development Mechanism) … What this means in practice is that Non-Annex I economies have no GHG emission restrictions, but when a GHG emission reduction project (a GHG Project) is implemented in these countries, that GHG Project will receive Carbon Credit which can be sold to Annex I buyers. [Emphasis added].

Thus for the Channel 4 programme to pretend that Kyoto is having a disastrous effect on the worlds poorest people when in reality Kyotos emissions targets do not apply to developing countries at all, is a gross misrepresentation of the facts, presumably intended to manipulate the public into withdrawing their support for the Kyoto Protocol.


Paul Wolfowitz recently suggested in a speech that CDM could free up around $100 billion per annum within a few decades for clean energy projects in developing nations – see his March 13, 2007 speech at

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